Vulnerability identifier: #VU7567
Vulnerability risk: Medium
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
The vulnerability exists due to boundary error in pcre32_copy_substring() function in pcre_get.c in libpcre1 in PCRE 8.40. A remote unauthenticated attacker can create a specially crafted file, trigger stack-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?